Local History

27 April 2015

Our military expert Phil Tomaselli reveals the truth behind the death of Roger Bradley's relative Florence Buckley, who served with the Voluntary Aid Detachment (VAD) during the First World War 

23 April 2015

It's the centenary of Gallipoli this weekend. Deputy editor Claire Vaughan has picked her five favourite resources for researching the soldiers who fought there

20 April 2015

Professor Rebecca Probert helps Christine Lawrance unravel the mystery surrounding her ancestor Julie Ann Green who married twice within a year to different men

13 April 2015

Phil Tomaselli sheds light on a mysterious comment on a WW1 service record

07 April 2015

Professor Rebecca Probert helps Karen Murphy Rye with a confusing conundrum – why did her ancestors tie the knot twice, four years apart?

30 March 2015

Alan Crosby marvels at Victorian railway engineering and how train travel transformed our ancestors’ lives

26 March 2015

Deputy editor Claire Vaughan has broken through some of her own brick walls this week – with the help of some great pre-1837 resources

19 March 2015

The release of Bethlem Hospital's staff and patient records will open up new avenues of research for family historians, says Sarah Williams

12 March 2015

Alistair McGowan is joining five other celebrities to wallow in Victorian dirt, but what can reality TV teach us about the past? asks Sarah Williams 

05 March 2015

Deputy editor Claire Vaughan is looking forward to hearing Alistair McGowan's experiences of making his episode, at WDYTYA? Live

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